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Doug Zentz, Member ASHRAE

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Doug Zentz, Member ASHRAE


    Douglas F. Zentz, Associate Professor, is in the HVACR Programs within the College of Engineering Technology at Ferris State University and past HVAC Program Coordinator. He is a past President of West Michigan ASHRAE, a past RVC of Student Activities for Region V, past Chair for Student Activities within ASHRAE, and past Regional Members Council Representative for Region V. He is the past Director and Regional Chair for Region V of ASHRAE. He has been a DL (Distinguished Lecturer) for ASHRAE since 2012 and has eight (8) approved topics.

    In the field of HVACR, his background includes professional engineering sales for the Trane Company, manager of engineering-design-build for W.J. O’Neil Company in Detroit, and vice-president of engineering for EPPA-Strand Custom Air Handling in Detroit. This experience started in 1980 and continued until his transformation into teaching at Ferris State University in 2003.

    In the area of teaching, he has taught junior and senior level HVAC Design (primary and secondary systems), Primary Equipment Selection, Commercial Building Heat Gain/ Heat and the senior Capstone Experience. His teaching experiences includes development of new curriculum (both in the traditional classroom and fully on-line) and teaching fully on-line courses for over 17 years. He serves on many educational committees and was a member of Fluke Instrument’s Advisory Board on IAQ.

    Courses Taught

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    HVAC Design and Operation Training